Archive for January, 2013


Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Moving Games from Wrigley Was Seriously Considered

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Moving Games from Wrigley Was Seriously Considered

The Cubs would have used Miller Park in April and May of 2014 and 2015. But that plan has now been scrapped.

by January 18, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Meta: CubsCon 2013 – I Have Arrived

Meta: CubsCon 2013 – I Have Arrived

It’s so good to be back in Chicago.

by January 18, 2013 Meta

Top Prospect Javier Baez Getting Lots of Love … and Prep for the Big Leagues

Top Prospect Javier Baez Getting Lots of Love … and Prep for the Big Leagues

Baez was the youngest participant at the Cubs’ first rookie development camp in Chicago this week.

by January 18, 2013 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Mark Prior and Kerry Wood Talk to Cubs Prospects and Other Bullets

Mark Prior and Kerry Wood Talk to Cubs Prospects and Other Bullets

The former future of the Cubs recently spoke to the current future of the Cubs about, among other things, dealing with hype.

Matt Garza and the Cubs Avoid Arbitration on One-Year, $10.25 Million Contract for 2013

Matt Garza and the Cubs Avoid Arbitration on One-Year, $10.25 Million Contract for 2013

Well that was a lot easier than last year.

Heading to the Convention: My Plans, Meeting Up, and Coverage This Weekend

Heading to the Convention: My Plans, Meeting Up, and Coverage This Weekend

What to expect over the next few days.

by January 17, 2013 Meta
Lukewarm Stove: Samardzija, Napoli, Bourn, Soriano, Lincecum

Lukewarm Stove: Samardzija, Napoli, Bourn, Soriano, Lincecum

The latest from around the rumor mill.


The Ricketts Family Agrees to Build a Hotel on McDonald’s Property … Conditioned on Wrigley Funding

The Ricketts Family Agrees to Build a Hotel on McDonald’s Property … Conditioned on Wrigley Funding

The hotel is part of the broader renovation plan, but the Ricketts family would be building it, themselves.

by January 17, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Theo Epstein Explains His Statements About Later Years with Red Sox

Theo Epstein Explains His Statements About Later Years with Red Sox

Epstein says he wasn’t talking about ownership, and, instead, was talking about some marketing consultants.

by January 17, 2013 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: A Funding Deal with the City May Be Near (UPDATE)

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: A Funding Deal with the City May Be Near (UPDATE)

If true, the project will be underway very soon. We’ll find out more on Saturday at the Cubs Convention.

by January 17, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
God’s Benevolence Watch: Both Matt Garza and Scott Baker Should Be Ready By Opening Day

God’s Benevolence Watch: Both Matt Garza and Scott Baker Should Be Ready By Opening Day

The Cubs could still hold Baker back a little bit if needed, or piggyback him with another starter.

by January 17, 2013 Chicago Cubs News

Theo Epstein and Dale Sveum Expect the 2013 Chicago Cubs to Be Competitive

Theo Epstein and Dale Sveum Expect the 2013 Chicago Cubs to Be Competitive

Before you go ripping them, consider that it’s probably what they should expect.

by January 17, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Wanted: Young Free Agents Who Check All the Boxes and Other Bullets

Wanted: Young Free Agents Who Check All the Boxes and Other Bullets

Why Edwin Jackson, and why now? Also: Anthony Rizzo on playing for Italy, Sammy Sosa’s exclusion from the Cubs’ world, and Te’o craziness.

by January 17, 2013 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Nationals Trade Michael Morse to the Mariners in a Three-Way Deal with A’s

Lukewarm Stove: Nationals Trade Michael Morse to the Mariners in a Three-Way Deal with A’s

The Mariners want every DH possible.

by January 16, 2013 MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Hairston, Samardzija, Price, Bourn, Garza, Soriano, More

Lukewarm Stove: Hairston, Samardzija, Price, Bourn, Garza, Soriano, More

It turns out that Scott Hairston really did ask for just $4 million per year from the Mets, who countered at $2 million and just one year.

by January 16, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors